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Old November 24th, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Around here its $28 for mount and balance of 4. One of the small consolations of living in bfe.
That is dirt cheap and what is charged for just one tire around here.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Anyone with experience on the BFG Rugged Terrain T/A?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....num=755TR0RTTA

It's a highway all-season so should be good for the hi-way driving the Suburban sees but also has good marks in snow/ice which are definitely important when we make trips to ski/snowboard. Hoping to get on hill a lot more this year.

And most important the BFG site says: "Bold Off-Road Look with a Smooth and Quiet Highway Ride." so you know I'll have all my bases covered, haha.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:26 PM
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If that means they are cool tires, then you must but them.....
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 07:52 PM
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Update. I went with a set of Firestone Destination AT's. They got great marks on TireRack and the tread looked mellow for an A/T. Price was around $205 per tire. So far I am happy with them. Around town about the same and of course smoother ride as there is more rubber. No big difference in noise but that may change as they wear down.

We took the 'Burban up to Stowe for the break and drove thru rain in NJ/NY and CT. Then hit snow from MA and VT. Not sure if it was the tires but the rig did well. Felt solid and plenty of grip even with shitty road conditions.

Took some pics. I know the Suburban needs a wash but wanted to give some proof that the tires got used in some crap conditions. A pic up north in the snow would have looked tons cooler but didn't have time. Next 'Burban project is getting the front air dam and bumper fixed. My main complaint with these vehicles. They make the bumper flimsy as hell. A little push on a snow bank and they fold up.
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I have the tires on our '05 Suburban; the have worn well over the past 12,000 miles.

Rear bumper is the same as the front. I leave my tow hitch in all year long. I have been rear ended by texters twice and my wife once. They haven't gotten to the bumper yet, but popped two radiators.

Now I honk at anyone I see texting and driving.
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